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  • Published
    August 9, 2022

    Donald Trump is the establishment frontrunner in 2024

    Is it better to run for president on gut instinct in a madcap, against-the-odds crusade that rewrites all the political rules, or to run in a well-worn groove with some impressive organizational support in pursuit of a political restoration? Trump 2016, or Trump 2024, or both? We'll find out when and if the establishment frontrunner gets in the 2024 race.

  • Published
    August 8, 2022

    The revolutionary roots of satanic panic still invoked in American politics

    The roots of Americans invoking the devil for political purposes go far deeper than the 1980s. They reach all the way back to the American Revolution. Understanding this history broadens our comprehension not just of the revolutionary era, but of how and why connections between religion and politics persist to this day in a nation in which church and state are ostensibly separated.

  • Published
    August 8, 2022

    Stock investors better hope a recession has started

    Painful as they are for individuals and companies, long-term equity investors should welcome recessions. The stock market peaks an average of seven months before a recession begins. The last equity peak on an inflation-adjusted basis was November 2021 and prices are down more than 20% since.

  • Published
    August 7, 2022

    Froma Harrop: Climate bill should please anyone who can be pleased

    For once, let's set aside political considerations. Climate change is an existential threat. Left unchallenged, the abyss would swallow us all.

  • Published
    August 7, 2022

    Cal Thomas: George Soros and his woke prosecutors

    The George Soros approach makes it more likely offenders and offenses will increase. Perhaps he should speak with crime victims to learn what they think about the revolving door that has become too much a part of the criminal justice system.

  • Published
    August 7, 2022

    Jeffrey Harmon: Auburn citizens deserve to be heard on zoning

    Citizens for Sensible Growth is opposed to applying zoning laws intended for downtown development with a broad brush to residential neighborhoods without significant public input in a comprehensive and inclusive process.

  • Published
    August 7, 2022

    Leonard Pitts Jr.: Dare we hope?

    That was the rather plaintive response of a man on Twitter when news broke that Kansas voters had rejected an attempt to remove the right to abortion from their state constitution. We are talking about a fire-engine-red state. It went for Donald Trump in 2016 and repeated the error in 2020.

  • Published
    August 6, 2022

    Froma Harrop: Your fluffy kitty is a killing machine

    You need a mouser out in the barn? OK. But understand that cats, whether workers or just companions, are responsible for the extermination of entire bird species.

  • Published
    August 6, 2022

    Rich Lowry: Joe Manchin’s travesty

    West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin brags about the $300 billion in deficit reduction over 10 years, which is supposed to be one of the bill's counterinflationary bragging points. Just a week or so ago, though, the senator voted for the Senate's $280 billion "Chips and Science" bill. What the West Virginia solon giveth with one hand, he taketh away with another.

  • Published
    August 4, 2022

    Leonard Pitts Jr.: Bill Russell was ‘an arrogant Negro’ to the end

    It was heartening, though not surprising to see him, in his ninth decade, appear on Twitter, still agitating for freedom. It suggested that, while the things that made Bill Russell an unparalleled athlete eroded with age, the thing that made him an unparalleled man was indestructible. Let that serve as his epitaph.

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